It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.
You broke open springs and torrents; You dried up ever-flowing streams.
You caused the springs and streams to gush forth, and you dried up rivers that never run dry.
With your finger you opened up springs and creeks, and dried up the wild floodwaters.
You made valleys for fountains and springs; you made the ever-flowing rivers dry.
You cut openings for springs and torrents; you dried up ever-flowing streams.
You broke open the fountain and the flood; You dried up mighty rivers.
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1 sn You broke open the spring and the stream. Perhaps this alludes to the way in which God provided water for the Israelites as they traveled in the wilderness following the exodus (see Ps 78:15-16, 20; 105:41).
2 sn Perpetually flowing rivers are rivers that contain water year round, unlike the seasonal streams that flow only during the rainy season. Perhaps the psalmist here alludes to the drying up of the Jordan River when the Israelites entered the land of Canaan under Joshua (see Josh 3-4).